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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course Description
CPSC 101
This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Computational Science, which integrates mathematical modeling and visualization to solve problems in the physical, life, behavioral, and social sciences. Students will acquire skills i,n the development of scientific knowledge using experimentation with models and simulation of scientific systems. Prerequisite: MATH 171 or permission of the instructor.|
CPSC 201
This course presents methods and tools used to implement concepts in mathematics and computational science. The tools will include mathematical and statistical functions such as matrix manipulation and linear algebra, polynomials and interpolation,,data analysis and statistics, and optimization. This course will prepare students for further work in mathematics and computational science. Prerequisite: MATH 171. Each semester.|
CPSC 301
This course combines a formal presentation of classical methods of design optimization with detailed instruction in the application of these methods using software tools. It introduces students to the symbolic, numerical, and graphic features of the,se software tools and integrates this powerful combination in the translation of many algorithms into applied optimization techniques with animation. Prerequisite: MATH 260 or MATH 270|
CPSC 490
This course applies computational science methods and tools to real-world applications in a semester-long project in the student's major field of study. This is the capstone course in computational science. Prerequisite: CPSC 301|
MAED 501
Teachers will learn how to integrate a variety of different strategies in teaching secondary mathematics. They will improve their understanding of mathematical concepts and apply these instructional strategies to improving student understanding. Pr,erequisite: Certification in teaching math. Offered: Summers and occasionally Spring.|
MAED 511
This course is designed to give secondary mathematics teachers an in-depth look at the research on the impact of technology on teaching and learning mathematics. Students will learn how to develop and critique technology experiences and will be expo,sed to new technologies and programs that aid in teaching mathematics. Prerequisite: Certification in teaching secondary mathematics or permission of instructor.|
MAED 532
Quantitative Literacy (QL) has proven to be an exciting, standards-based approach for teaching statistical techniques in K-12 classrooms. Through stimulating practical activities, the TI-83 graphing calculator and the statistical software FATHOM, te,achers in this course will explore real data focusing on classification, graphing, sampling, probability, simulation, and inference. This direct involvement and in-depth training will enable teachers to experience first-hand the value of QL and gain, confidence in their abilities to incorporate it into their classrooms. The course will include a fall follow up session where teachers report the use of a quantitative reasoning activity in their own classroom. Prerequisite: certification in teac|
MAED 537
The course will visit axiom systems, review the core theorems of high school geometry, consider advanced topics in Euclidean Geometry, explore Non-Euclidean Geometries, examine Area and Transformations, look at trigonometry and have student presentat,ions of a relatively new geometric topic. Computer software (Geometer's Sketchpad, Kaliedomania, maple, ...) will be at teh center of the students work. Prerequisite: Admission into the program or permission of the instructor. Offered: Summer.|
MAED 540
A course to review and develop a sound mathematical foundation for discrete mathematics topics covered in secondary school mathematics.|
MAED 550
Teachers will learn how to integrate a variety of different strategies in teaching concepts found in pre algebra (grades 6-8). They will improve their understanding of the mathematical concepts from an advanced perspective and apply these instructio,nal strategies to improving student understanding. Prerequisite: certification in teaching-mathematics teachers who are presently teachers of grades 5-9. Offered: Summer.|
MAED 551
Students will examine pedagogy and use recent technology to reinforce their understanding of algebra and number theory topics covered in high school algebra and how to present them to their students. They will develop a deeper understanding of the p,rinciples underlying these topics, allowing them greater ability to adapt their teaching to meet the changing needs of their students. Additionally, they will look at the effects that technology is having on the subject matter taught and the methods, of teaching it. Prerequisite: MATH 451 or equivalent.|
MAED 556
Students will investigate the research in mathematics teaching and learning that has been conducted in the last century, and particularly in the last three decades. Through this investigation, students will become more aware of critical issues withi,n the field of mathematics education. Various areas will be considered, including teachers' knowledge and beliefs, students' learning in number theory, rational numbers, algebra, and geometry, technology in mathematics education, and issues of affec,t and gender. Prerequisite: Certification in Secondary Mathematics or permission of instructor. Offered: Summer|
MAED 571
This course is designed to give secondary mathematics teachers an in-depth look at the analysis covered in the secondary mathematics curriculum. The concept of the function will be covered in great detail. This course will also cover the historical, development of calculus to gain greater insight into the fundamental theories of calculus (secondary level). Prerequisite: certification in teaching secondary mathematics or permission of instructor.|
MAED 581
The course is designed to give students experience solving novel and often open-ended problems in multiple ways. Posing and solving problems drawn from rational numbers, number theory, algebra, measurement and geometry will help students to reinforc,e and integrate various strands of their high school mathematics curriculum and to reason and communicate more effectively. Prerequisite: Certification in Secondary Mathematics Education or ED 339: Meth of Teach & Eval Math and permission of instru,ctor. Offered: Summer|
MAED 585
A course to use mathematics in representing and solving real world problems. Mathematical concepts from middle school and high school mathematics will be applied to problems in social, physical, and biological sciences. Pedagogical and assessment i,ssues will be studied. Prerequisite: Certification in teaching mathematics, or mathematical science teachers in grades 7 through 12. Highly recommended: calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, or statistics. Offered: Summer.|
MAED 590
Students will explore the development of mathematics, from the early development of numeration systems to modern mathematics. They will learn how the technology and culture of different places and times affected the topics developed as well as the m,ethods used. Students will also discuss and develop ways to incorporate this information into their classroom teaching and to encourage cross disciplinary connections. Prerequisite: Degree in mathematical sciences or permission.|
MATH 10
Covers basic arithmetic and geometic principles necessary for the subsequent study of introductory algebra and other more advanced courses requiring a basic mathematics competency. Emphasizes decreasing mathematics anxiety, developing mathematics tex,t-reading abilities, including the study of vocabulary unique to the mathematics discipline, developing estimation skills, interpreting data, mental mathematics, and critical thinking. Major learning modalities are written response, calculator use an,d experimentation, analysis activities, and problem-solving.|
MATH 50
Introduces basic arithmetic and algebraic concepts, including an introduction to real numbers and algebraic expressions, solving equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, graphing, and systems of equations. Credits in this course do not cou,nt toward general education or graduation. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement determined by the Mathematics Department. Each semester.|
MATH 110
Covers topics in algebra beyond the introductory level, yet less than the precalculus level. No student who has satisfactorily completed MATH 131 or a higher-numbered mathematics course may subsequently receive credit for MATH 110. Prerequisite: C or, better in MATH 050 or satisfactory score on the department's placement examination. Each semester.|
MATH 111
Examines operations and properties of integers, fractions, and decimals. Includes elementary set theory, number theory, and functions. Covers conceptual foundations of the numerical content of the mathematics curriculum in the elementary and middle g,rades, emphasizing problem solving. MATH 111 is the first in a two-part sequence; the study of measurement, geometry, data gathering, and other topics are included in MATH 211. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 050 or satisfactory score on the depart,mental placement examination. Each semester.|
MATH 112
Acquaints students with the nature and scope of modern mathematics and its applications. Emphasizes concepts and understanding rather than acquisition of techniques. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 050 or satisfactory score on the departmental plac,ement examination. Each semester.|
MATH 113
Helps students develop quantitative reasoning skills. Core content, common to all sections, covers elements of descriptive statistics with particular emphasis on the representation and interpretation of data. Additional topics, covered at the instr,uctor's discretion, may include basic finance, probability, and logic. Prerequisite: MATH 112. Each semester.|
MATH 117
Mathematics for Health Sciences (MATH 117), a three (3) credit course, will prepare students in health science related majors for the mathematical applications within the healthcare field. Topics that will be included are algebra; fractions and frac,tional equations; ratios and proportions; percentages, variation; relationships among systems of measure; scientific notation; logarithms; calculation of dosages; and basic geometry, graphing, and statistics. The course will incorporate real world ex,amples in an effort to foster the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary for success in today's healthcare space. Concepts included will be relevant for the various discipline specific certification exams. Prerequisite|
MATH 131
Covers mathematical techniques with special applications in business and related areas. Includes matrices, linear programming, and mathematics of finance. Prerequisite: MATH 110 or satisfactory score on the departmental placement examination. Each se,mester.|
MATH 170
Investigates topics in algebra and trigonometry including rational expressions, exponential equations, linear equations and systems of linear equations, and right triangle trigonometry. This course is specifically designed to prepare students for to,pics in algebra and trigonometry that are encountered in the middle school classroom. Prerequisite: MATH 110 or equivalent Mathematics Department Placement and enrollment in the College of Education and Human Services.|
MATH 171
Prepares students for calculus by covering high school algebra, functions, inequalities, analytic trigonometry, logarithms, elementary theory of equations, complex numbers, and mathematical induction. Prerequisite: MATH 110 or satisfactory score on t,he departmental placement examination. Each semester.|
MATH 200
Students will explore mathematical reasoning and learn the basic logic behind mathematical proofs. Prerequisite: MATH 111 and 170 or equivalent. Restricted to students in the College of Education and Human Services.|
MATH 201
Investigates the use of technology in the practice of teaching mathematics. Topics will include the appropriate use of technology to both present and study mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 110 or equivalent Mathematics Department Placement and enro,llment in the College of Education and Human Services.|
MATH 211
Investigates selected topics considered essential to the basic mathematics curriculum in the elementary and middle grades. Includes introductions to mathematical reasoning, additional problem-solving techniques, probability and data analysis, geometr,y and measurement. Math 211 is the second in a two-part sequence beginning with MATH 111. Prerequisite: MATH 111. Each semester.|
MATH 212
Intuitive overview of geometry; Euclid's Axioms, exploration of relationships, measurement and coordinate geometries, geometrics on other surfaces, and geometry in nature and art. Prerequisite: Any 100-level mathematics course. On demand.|
MATH 213
Explores development of the basic properties of the real number system and the calculus, including functions, sequences, limits, continuity, integrals, and derivatives. Examines topics graphically, symbolically, and numerically. Prerequisite: Any 100,-level mathematics course. On demand.|
MATH 214
Introduces basic properties of finite mathematics, including logic, counting techniques, elementary probability, and application to social and computer science. Prerequisite: Any 100-level mathematics course. On demand.|
MATH 215
Develops certain concepts of mathematics using an activity-oriented approach. Conducted in a laboratory atmosphere. Includes the rational number system, number theory, induction, measurement, geometric shapes. On demand. Prerequisite: Any 100-level, mathematics course.|
MATH 216
An introduction to the problem solving nature of mathematics. Focus is on using quantitative reasoning and intuitive logical thought techniques to solve problems (rather than formal rigid processes). Selected topics may include, but are not limited t,o, set theory, algebra, geometry, number theory, mathematical puzzles and games, estimation, and infinity. Prerequisite: 'C' or better in MATH 110 or equivalent mathematics placement and enrollment in the College of Education and Human Services.|
MATH 217
Investigates topics in the history of mathematics, including development of number systems, development of important fields of mathematics. Some important mathematical ideas and developments will be seen as products of their times. Prerequisite: M,ATH 211. Restricted to students in the College of Education and Human Services.|
MATH 221
Examines basic principles and methods of statistical analysis useful in the social sciences, biology, and education. Designed specifically for students not majoring in mathematics. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 050 or satisfactory score on the de,partmental placement examination. Each semester.|
MATH 222
Examines statistical methods for experiments that yield small samples and/or ordinal data, methods for dealing with data from unknown or intractable distributions and the basis for a well-designed experiment. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 050 or,satisfactory score on the departmental placement examination. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
MATH 225
Addresses the problems of bias--in both the mathematics and the survey designs, while introducing the student to the major survey designs. Prerequisite: MATH 221, 222, or 321 or permission of instructor. Spring, even-numbered years.|
MATH 232
Examines differential calculus with application to business and the social sciences. Topics include limits, derivatives, maxima and minima, and an introduction to integration. MATH 232-3 are designed for students outside the natural sciences. Prerequ,isite: MATH 110 or adequate placement in the mathematics placement examination. Each semester.|
MATH 233
Applies integral calculus to business and the social sciences. Includes rules of integration, definite and indefinite integrals, series, and partial derivatives. MATH 232-3 are designed for students outside the natural sciences. Prerequisite: MATH 23,2 or the equivalent. Each semester.|
MATH 260
Covers the concepts and applications of differential and integral calculus. Includes derivatives and their applications, integrals and their applications, integration techniques, numerical integration, and the calculus of several variables. For stude,nts in the social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences. Prerequisite: MATH 171 or satisfactory score on the departmental placement examination. Each semester.|
MATH 270
Covers elementary analytic geometry, limits, continuity, differentiability, applications, definition of the Riemann integral, and the fundamental theorem of Calculus. Students in mathematics and sciences and better-prepared students in other discipli,nes are encouraged to select MATH 270-271 instead. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 171 or satisfactory score on the departmental placement examination. Each semester.|
MATH 271
Reviews limits and definition of the Reimann integral. Covers applications, integration techniques, and topics in analytic geometry. Prerequisite: MATH 270. Each semester.|
MATH 272
Reviews sequences and series. Analyzes geometry of 3-space, vectors, vector functions, basic properties of limits, continuous and differentiable functions of several variables, and multiple integrals. Prerequisite: MATH 271. Each semester.|
MATH 285
Develops higher-level problem solving strategies using mathematics to solve real world problems. Applications from diverse disciplines will be represented by mathematical models that will then be solved and analyzed in the context of each problem. Pr,erequisite: ENG 110 (or equivalent) and one of either MATH 270 or 260, both with grades of C or better. Annually.|
MATH 290
Overview of the calculus sequence that allows students to examine problems in differential and integral calculus by applying simultaneously the methods learned from the entire sequence. Discusses some new topics and techniques in analysis. Prerequisi,te: MATH 272. Annually.|
MATH 295
The course is designed to provide undergraduates with practical experience in the real-world use of Mathematics. Students will work on projects that provide exposure to emerging areas of Mathematics such as Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Modeling,, Industrial Mathematics, Computational Science, and Mathematical Programming. A maximum of eight credits in this course may be applied toward graduation. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Each semester.|
MATH 300
Rigorous approach to the study of the standard methods of mathematical proof applied to topics in the theory of numbers, sets, functions, and analysis. Prerequisite: MATH 271. Every semester.|
MATH 321
Provides an overview of the basic theory and application of mathematical statistics. Emphasizes understanding and applying basic statistical theory. Prerequisite: MATH 271. Fall, annually.|
MATH 322
Examines in further detail the analysis of variance, factorial experiments, and multiple regression. Prerequisite: MATH 321 (MATH 221/222 with instructor's permission). Spring, even-numbered years.|
MATH 340
Introduces sets, relations, functions, combinations, graphs, and trees, emphasizing concrete models. Includes computer algorithms and mathematical structures useful in computer science. Designed for students in both mathematics and computer science.,Prerequisites: MATH 300 and CPSC 201.|
MATH 350
Studies first order differential equations, linear differential equations of higher order, and systems of differential equations. Prerequisite: MATH 272. Spring, annually.|
MATH 357
Axiomatic treatment of topics in geometry. Prerequisite: MATH 300.|
MATH 360
Examines types of error, calculus of finite differences, numerical evaluation of integrals, algorithms for the solution of algebraic equations, and systems of algebraic equations with applications to selected problems and computer programming of algo,rithms. Prerequisite: MATH 271. Each Spring Semester (360); on demand (460).|
MATH 370
Introduces systems of linear equations, vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, determinants, eigen vectors, and eigen values. Prerequisite: MATH 271. Each semester.|
MATH 390
This course is an introduction to the literature in Mathematics and Mathematics Education. Students will read a collection of articles or chapters of books with topics ranging from history, applications, and creativity, to research in mathematics ed,ucation and nature of mathematics. Students will write short papers that provide their reactions and insights about the materials from each reading assignment. Each student is also required to choose a topic for the Senior Seminar. Prerequisite:,6 hours of 300-level or higher mathematics courses and the consent of the mathematics department chair.|
MATH 421
Explores basic concepts of elementary probability, probability in finite spaces, conditional probability, independent trials, sophisticated counting, and probability in relation to random variables. Prerequisites: MATH 272 and MATH 300. Fall, even-nu,mbered years.|
MATH 422
Analyzes mathematical expectation, discrete and continuous random variables, probability densities, sampling distributions, point estimations, interval estimations, tests of hypotheses, regression and correlation, analysis of variation, and moment-ge,nerating functions. Prerequisite: MATH 421. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
MATH 451
Introduces groups, rings, integral domains, and fields. Emphasizes rigorous proof and logical methods. Prerequisite: MATH 300. Fall and spring, respectively.|
MATH 452
Introduces groups, rings, integral domains, and fields. Emphasizes rigorous proof and logical methods. Prerequisite: MATH 300. Fall and spring, respectively.|
MATH 454
Examines factorization, congruence, quadratic reciprocity, number theoretic functions, diophantine equations, and continued fractions. Prerequisite: MATH 300.|
MATH 459
Covers the complex plane, analytic functions, poles, residues, and their applications, including the fundamental theorem of algebra. Prerequisites: MATH 272 and 300.|
MATH 460
Examines types of error, calculus of finite differences, numerical evaluation of integrals, algorithms for the solution of algebraic equations, and systems of algebraic equations with applications to selected problems and computer programming of algo,rithms. Prerequisite: MATH 271. Each Spring Semester (360); on demand (460).|
MATH 471
Covers limits, continuity, differentiability, integrability, and convergence for functions of a real variable and several variables. Prerequisites: MATH 272 and 300.|
MATH 472
Covers limits, continuity, differentiability, integrability, and convergence for functions of a real variable and several variables. Prerequisites: MATH 272 and 300.|
MATH 473
Explores topological spaces, metric spaces, compactness, and connectedness. Prerequisites: MATH 272 and MATH 300.|
MATH 480
Offers special topics reflecting the interests of the students. The specific topic to be covered each term will be announced in advance. Prerequisites: MATH 272 and permission of the instructor.|
MATH 490
Individual study under faculty supervision. MATH 390, 12 hours of 300-level or above mathematics courses and written consent of the department chair.|
MATH 491
Seminar in mathematics. Oral and written presentations are required.|
MATH 492
Seminar in mathematics. Oral and written presentations are required.|
MATH 495
Serves as the capstone course for students in the Industrial Mathematics Program. Students work to find solutions to problems originating from business, industry, medicine, and government. Requires written and oral presentations. Prerequisites: Compl,etion of MATH 270, 271, 272 (all with C or better), MATH 300, 12 credit hours of mathematics numbered above MATH 300, and permission of instructor. Fall, annually.|
MATH 499
Individual study under faculty supervision. Prerequisites: 12 hours of math numbered 300 or above and written consent of the department chair.|
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MATH 533
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MATH 541
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MATH 553
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MATH 554
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MATH 557
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MATH 559
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MATH 561
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MATH 562
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MATH 563
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MATH 569
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MATH 573
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MATH 575
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MATH 590
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